Boston Globe launches tech site called BetaBoston.com
The Boston Globe has launched a new website, BetaBoston.com, chronicling the technologies, ideas, new ventures and people shaping the future and the culture of Boston and beyond.
The free site will cover several sectors driving the Massachusetts economy and the changes that have an impact on how we live and work, as well as the people behind them — venture capital, life sciences, medical devices, startups, and emerging technologies, including robotics and big data.
“Boston’s wealth of consumer technology, life sciences and biosciences companies is reshaping the economy and culture, locally and globally,” said Brian McGrory, Boston Globe editor, in a statement. “We will cover, in-depth, not only the technologies themselves, but the broader social impact of those technologies.”
BetaBoston will also report on the culture of invention – what it means to develop something new or unusual – and how these developments impact the daily lives of Bostonians and people around the world.
The site will feature the reporting of a dedicated staff of writers including newly hired senior writers Kyle Alspach and Dennis Keohane, Innovation Economy columnist Scott Kirsner, and Globe business reporter Callum Borchers.
“We already cover technology in our business section, but this is something altogether different,” said BetaBoston editor Michael Morisy. “It’s a standalone, branded site that embraces a specialized but very significant community in Boston. BetaBoston’s focus will be on companies and people that change the game in their industry, whether they’re three-person startups or multinationals.”
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